All systems go for Gugs Rconciliation Day race

Hundreds of runners from across the city are expected to to hit the streets of Gugulethu for the 20th annual Gugs Reconciliation Day Race on Monday. The race starts and finishes at NY49 Stadium.

The RCS Gugs Reconciliation Day Race celebrates its 20th anniversary this year – where runners and supporters from all cultural groups and all walks of life will come together in the spirit of peace and unity, on Monday December 16.

Regan Adams, CEO of the title sponsor, RCS believes the ethos of the race is more relevant to the country and its people, now than ever.

“During the Rugby World Cup South Africans recently felt the unifying power of sport as a unique and important connection that binds people together.

“The RCS Gugs Race has been connecting runners from different communities across the city through a common goal for the past 20 years. We are proud to be part of this vibrant township’s legacy, as title sponsor of one of its most important sporting events,” he says.

Chairperson of the Gugulethu Athletics Club, Aubrey Shoko adds that instilling a running culture among residents of this vibrant township, is another important legacy of the race -bringing people from different communities together in pursuit of their health and wellness goals.

The race is accessible to runners of all fitness levels, and includes a 10km as well as a 4.2km option. Both races start and finish at the NY49 Stadium where family-friendly entertainment and colourful food and beverage stalls manned by local residents round off this unique township race day experience.

Entries are available online via or at the venue on race day from 5.30am.